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Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis offers crucial stories from this missing generation in AIDS literature and cultural politics. This … 368 View

In Search of a Better World

A Human Rights Odyssey

A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, the CBC Massey Lectures by internationally renowned UN prosecutor and scholar Payam Akhavan is a powerful and essential work on the major human … 401 View
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Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

An Introduction

From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

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The editor of the collection frames introduces the volume by exploring his youthful feelings about his sexuality, and the onset of the AIDS epidemic. 6 $0.60 Add
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The Knowledge of Suffering

From: In Search of a Better World

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan begins by recounting his own experiences coming to Canada from Iran as a result of the upheval of the 1970s. He interweaves personal … 76 $9.12 Add
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The Pursuit of Global Justice

From: Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan begins by recalling his experiences as a human rights lawyer in The Hague. He describes notable cases he was involved in and how it shaped his … 85 $10.20 Add
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What Survival Means

From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

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In this chapter, the author reflects on their time in Los Angeles in the 1990s, and her friendship with someone who was dying of AIDS. 12 $1.20 Add
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Surviving My Cousin

From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

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In this essay, the author writes about his childhood relationship with his close cousin Dee, who was also gay, and Dee’s death of AIDS-related penumonia in 1998. He posits that Dee’s … 15 $1.50 Add
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The Will to Intervene

From: Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan discusses efforts by the international community to respond to human rights abuses an atrocities. He provides a history of UN peacekeeping … 61 $7.32 Add
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Class of ’88

From: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

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This chapter explores the author’s feelings about AIDS as a young man; he believed that if he did not admit he was gay, he would not contract the disease. He also believed that, since the … 9 $0.90 Add
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The Oneness of Humankind

From: In Search of a Better World

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In this reading, human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan discusses the efforts of people to come together and fight human rights abuses. The chapter includes a discussion of human rights in Afghanistan … 70 $8.40 Add